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Fic Recommendations

Hello everybody! I’m assuming y’all are on Christmas break, and so am I! I’ve been reading a lot too much lately and I’ve stumbled over some REALLY GOOD FICS LIKE WHAT THE HELL THESE DESERVE PRAISE

Oh and thanks to @fruitysmellz for mentioning me in her post. YOU ROCK!

NEJITEN FIC RECS

Some are AU, some are not, WHATEVER. Read them anyway.

  1. Pumpkins and Anthropology by maravelous

Pairings: ShikaTema and NejiTen (AU) 

Summary:  “I think humans are more beautiful than any story or picture ever made." 

Notes: maravelous’ prose is something you are gonna want to read. The fic is endearing, and whimsical, and oh—so—natural when you read it. It isn’t like all the other AU high school fics you read. This one actually has PURPOSE. (Also maravelous is my writing idol I love her)

     2. Four Conversations on the Subject of Flight by wildcatt

Pairings: NejiTen (Narutoverse)

Summary:  Flying is not as perfect as you imagine it to be, you know. Flying is just falling up.

Notes: pretty angsty. And beautiful. Something you can read for a good cry.

   3. a memory stick full of myspace friends by Straw8erries

Pairings: Nejiten (AU)

Summary:  fake facebook dating: it’s really cute, she swears

Notes: It’s a cute little thing. The romance is subtle, but not too subtle. May require more mature audiences though.

   4. borealis by hyperphonic

Pairings: NejiTen (Narutoverse)

Summary:  Beside him, Tenten runs her fingers over the foible of her katana, true edge facing the door. "They want your eyes.” It is not a question.

Notes: It’s a pretty fic. Breathtaking. Like the aurora.

   5. Goldilocks by a Different Name by Aquarius Galuxy

Pairings: NejiTen (Narutoverse)

Summary:  Tenten discovers that someone has been living in her apartment when she goes away on long missions.

Notes: Aquarius Galuxy is like the senpai of all teenager fics. While maravelous may be my idol, Aquarius Galuxy is a definite fav. Read her fics guys.

(Warning: Her fics may require more mature audiences. I speak for myself as well)

LONGER FICS

Some fics that exceed the “can be read in less than an hour” time limit. They’re still awesome though.

   1. like paper dolls and little notes by Seynee

Pairings: NejiTen (AU)

Summary:  It’s not that Tenten hates flying. In fact, she kind of likes it. Especially when she gets free cocktails. Especially when she’s sitting next to a handsome stranger. Especially when she gets to talk to him. This is going to be good.

Notes: Alright, I admit that I have been trying to read this fic for a long time. This is actually my first NejiTen fic, and I have attempted to read this more than three times. Good thing there’s no school on Sunday. The ending is EPIC.

(Warning: Fic is too good to be read. But read it anyway)

   2. Along the Way by MasterAverage

Pairings: NejiTen and some others (AU)

Summary:  It all started when Naruto refused to give Neji his house key back until he finally kissed a girl. 

Notes: Now HERE is your typical High School AU fic. But it’s still a must read. It’s fun, but there are some parts that are serious. Like a salad.

   3. Scars and Stitches by pusa.is.me

Pairings: NejiTen and some LeeTen to boot (Narutoverse)

Summary:  A love triangle of Gai-stronomic proportions.

Notes: Holy shit. This fic is like, the most beautiful Naruto fic I have ever read. Sure there is LeeTen, but fear not, NejiTen fans. This will make you cry. And laugh. And feel like a proud Papa Gai.

(Warning: READ THIS OR ELSE YOU HAVEN’T LIVED)

   4. Manager and Other Side Jobs by Scintazzle

Pairings: NejiTen. There is some NejiSaku but let us not go to those dark times…(AU)

Summary:  Accepting the shady job offer wasn’t really one of her best choices…but discovering she threw up on her future boss was even worse. 

Notes: This was an amazing fic. A breather, but can clench your lungs as well. Based on being a celebrity and what the showbiz is actually like.

(Warning: Sakura may grate on your nerves for a while after reading this fic)

   5. Unexpected Hero by notesonlife

Pairings: NejiTen and some others

Summary:  Being a ‘dorm mother’, or slave in hell, to five elite shinobi is not an easy task, especially for Tenten.

Notes: Pretty serious~~~

NON-NEJITEN  FICS

Hey, not only NejiTen fics come with great authors. Here are some amazing Naruto fics you’re gonna wanna see.

   1. Songs for a Dancer by pusa.is.me

Pairings: ShikaTen, NejiTen (Narutoverse)

Summary: He was a genius, and he could predict two hundred different outcomes to a single scenario, and every outcome he could think of leads to only one thing—his heart getting broken.

Notes: Alright, I am a dedicated NejiTen fan. But this fic, my friends, is the definition of AMAZING. Even though it’s ShikaTen, one-sided love can only go so far. It gives a clear and in-depth POV about NejiTen by our one and only genius. 

   2. Eraser dusts by Wintry Leen

Pairings: SaiIno (AU)

Summary: He says I love you through his sketches.

Notes: I admit Sai is actually one of my favorite characters. Shoot me. But before that, read this first, and I swear even the most dedicated ShikaIno fans will find this endearing.

   3. Fifty Nine Moves by Oh Dee

Pairings: ShikaTema (Narutoverse)

Summary: It only took fifty nine moves for checkmate.

Notes: What can I say? I love ShikaTema. It’s well-written, thoughts of characters are on-point, and it’s overall a nice read. Perfect for lattes in late afternoon.

   4. What Remains Unmentioned by Dayadhvam

Pairings: NOTHING. Kakashi/Gai bromance. (Narutoverse)

Summary:  Kakashi keeps accepting Gai’s challenges because he likes to pretend that they still make a difference in the tally of their Eternal Rivalry. Because, really, he knows that he’s already lost. Gai is too kind to bring up the worst challenge of them all.

Notes: Prettay Angsty too D:

   5. Coffee Table Talk by firefly

Pairings: NOTHING. But Temari/Hidan interaction is actually quite funny. (Narutoverse)

Summary:  Meet Hidan, the religious fanatic. Meet Temari of the Sand, the no nonsense sister of Kankuro and Gaara. Watch what happens when they both happen to run into each other.

Notes: This is possibly the funniest thing I have ever read. Kudos to “what the fuck, guys, I send you a messenger and y’all just ignore him.” Comedy gold.

   6. Ink by xiaoyings

Pairings: SaiIno. (Narutoverse)

Summary: It’s his turn to catch her.

Notes: I’ve fallen in love with SaiIno. This fic is beautiful—leads you all the way from first encounters to marriage to old age, and overall, this fic was just one heck of a ride. Don’t blame me for cutting onions under your bed. It’s gonna make you cry.

WRITERS ON TUMBLR

Hey, it’s a pretty small world. There are people here too.

@misspandalily IS MY SAVIOR AND ALSO HAS FANFICTION. You can find her in fanfiction.net as misspandalily. She also has this fic called Immortal Love that is still in the making, and I lurv it.

@tabine is also working on a fic on fanfiction.net , also here on tumblr and in AO3. They’re working on this fic called The Secret Life of Teachers. Fun stuff.

@giada-luna also has ff.net and her fics are AMAZING. Go check her out sometime, I heard they’re really good.

PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE FF.N SO I CAN READ ALL YOUR FICS. AND REVIEW. REVIEWS ARE GUARANTEED.

If you need more fics, go check out my favorites in my fanfiction.net account aka. twinquies . ALL THOSE FICS ARE WORTHWHILE

I’ve also probably read 99.999% of all existing NejiTen fics, and yes—I have pretty high standards. I know y’all probably know NessieGG and Goldberry, and that’s why I haven’t added them here—there are other nice fics too. 

HAPPY READING!

hisokawa  asked:

do you have any nejiten fic recommendations?

HOOOOO DO I HAVE FIC RECS 

I have way more in my bookmarks but sometimes I save some for hyucks, b/c I’m in the mood to read anything (& after I’ve gone through the good ones) (life of a shipper whaddya know). I’m wAY pickier when I’m re-entering fic world for a ship, so without further ado: 

Psst! by Arkana 

Summary: Lee finds out about Neji and Tenten’s relationship the hard way. The VERY hard way. [Team Gai love]

(Notes: Ok…this is probably one of my favorite ones of all time because Lee is a central part and he ISN’T like staring at Neji and Tenten all 5-year-old confused at the revelation of their relationship (which is my biggest pet peeve). Super funny, Team Gai bein’ dorks and BFFs.)

Pumpkins and Anthropology, by maravelous

Summary: “I think humans are more beautiful than any story or picture ever made.” — ShikaTema & NejiTen

(Notes: Cute & funny all around; this author writes a cute NejiTen, where Neji’s a Nice Person. Some of her other works have an interesting off-kilter prose-ish beat to it; took me a bit to get into the writing style, but her scenarios are nice.)

coda in d minor, by metaphorically-blue

Summary: She doesn’t look like her father. /And children can’t recognize grief./ /future!fic, sort of Team Gai/

(Notes: Wow??? The subtlety is really well done and the themes are well crafted and well woven into the story. I don’t think their names are even mentioned in the story, which I think is really beautiful. )

scarborough fair, by windsilk

Summary: Remember me to one who lives there; for once, he was a true love of mine. —Neji/Tenten.

(Notes: Well-crafted, their relationship is well expressed (tiny, beautiful moments), even if I don’t entirely agree with all of the sentiments (mostly towards the end).)

Wish, by The Silver Feathered Raven

Summary: A thousand little moments that come from one wish, from one dream. Tenten centric.

(Notes: Another huge favorite of mine because I’m a sucker for Tenten-centric stories. Not Nejiten, but their relationship is portrayed well in this.)

Blood drops and sharpened steel, by subtlyfailing

Summary: When she pulls the kunai out of her first dead man’s throat, the blood that stains her hands won’t wash out for days. She shakes for weeks, adrenaline roaring, her head filled with images of red smiles and bloodless faces… (Note: I cut the summary short for length purposes. Sorry!)

(Notes: MORE TENTEN CENTRIC STUFF ENOUGH SAID. All about Tenten figuring out ways to be herself; my favorite bit is when she compares herself to Sakura and comes to revelations about the differences in their path choices.)

Pavement, by Lacewood

Summary: Neji, Tenten and a chance meeting on a street. The past is behind them, on a growing stretch of pavement

(Notes: Prettay angsty) 

The Game, by DrerrRedclaw

Summary: One man dies: chaos, order, and everything in between ensues. Character studies, ShikaTema, NejiTen. Futurefic, expect OOC due to age and experience.

(Notes: The NejiTen is on ch. 4 if you’re curious, lol, but really, read the whole thing. Nice character studies and a strong plot to tie everything together.)

When the Moon Hits Your Eye, by Goldberry

Summary: Tenten has plans for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, so does everyone else.

(Notes: Not your usual Valentine’s Day story (yergh…I can’t stand those); cute, funny, in-character, the ending is a winner. This author has a LOT of other NejiTen stories that are all really well done–she writes Neji really well.)

Spilled Ink, by memory’s marionette

Summary: The only tears she sheds for him breathe on rough parchment, scrawled within the characters of his name that she writes over and over and over again. A romance written in reverse. NejiTen.

(Notes: Reverse fic, goes into Tenten’s calligraphy & scrolls. This author (@iridescentirises) was the one who wrote the Pro-Nejiten essays, so she defs knows what’s up. My only confusion was with the ending…I still can’t quite figure it out, but the sentiments overall in the story are v nice.)

Twenty Matters of Pride to Hyuuga Neji, by Kraken’s Ghost

Summary: All Hyuuga are proud. Neji measures his pride differently.

(Note: Not NejiTen, but who cares, it’s about Neji and his team, and what they mean to him. A pretty excellent character study. I just…wish the title was different, esp for a fic as thoughtful as this one.)

Interrogation, by Yugao

Summary: One day, Lee decides to interrogate Neji on his love life, but he ends up learning more than he bargained for.

(Notes: Neji & Lee being friends, Lee being Sociably More Sane than Neji, which I love.)

NSFW Territory: 

On Sex, by Lotos-Eater

Summary: With titles like this, who needs summaries?

(Notes: Really not what you think; 0% fluff, 0% Neji & Tenten going at it like rabbits, 100% real & real-life awkward. TW for a dark past. I’m not sure if this would ever happen, but it’s pretty well done. NSFW for obvious reasons.)

woohoo, by mellieforyellie

Summary: congratulations, it’s 2 am and you’re covered in glitter and what you’re pretty sure is tequila bottles. you’re headed places, kid. — inspired by TLFN ; word-vomit collection.

(Notes: And then on the opposite end of the spectrum in the rated M/E fics, we have this. It’s ALL sex, every chapter is about it, but she writes them all in character, and honestly has one of the best portrayals of Neji & Tenten’s relationship that I’ve seen?? (Ch. 11). Very NSFW so tread carefully if it’s not your cup of tea.)

Non Team Gai/NejiTen fics:

Five Things Sakura Will Never Tell Naruto by sowell 

Summary: Kunoichi know how to keep their secrets.

(Notes: WOW, OKAY, I will admit I supported Naruto/Sakura a LOT so when the ending came out my heart sort of broke a little bit and laughed really hard. (I don’t feel too strongly about them anymore; Naruto & Hinata are hella cute.) This fic remedies it for me though, it writes their relationship in this pretty dynamic way that isn’t shippy at all.)

Knockout by Rilina

Summary: Sakura during the time skip (and a little after it too). Gen.

(Notes: Sakura-centric, feat. Team Gai in a little snippet that’s Pretty Great.)

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If anyone has recs, send me a message I am always down 4 more of this OTP business NejiTen we OUT